Hancock County Historical Society
Last Rites For
Helen C. Thompson
Held Here Saturday
Funeral services for Mrs. Helen Chloe Thompson, 52, who died Thursday morning at 8 o'clock were held in the Methodist church in Carthage at 1:30 p. m., Saturday, Rev. Wm. H. Bloomer of Macomb, officiating.
In the year 1899 at the age of 15 she accepted Christ as her personal Savior and united with the Methodist church in Fountain Green. Later, when the Methodist church was torn down she transferred her membership to the Presbyterian church in Ftn. Green. On January 1, 1908, she was united in marriage to Rufus M. Crow. To this union one daughter was born. Mr. Crow passed away in June, 1916.
On June 17, 1917, she was united in marriage to William J. Thompson. Mr. Thompson had a foster son, Asa Lane, aged 9, whom she gave a loving mother's care. Mrs. Thompson had been in poor health the last 10 years, and bedfast the past three years. Last fall she moved to the home of her daughter, who has given her loving care and devotion during all of her illness.
Although Mrs. Thompson suffered pain almost hourly she never lacked courage and patience. Her mother preceded her in death August 31, 1927.
Those who are left to mourn her departure are: her daughter, Mrs. Guy Rhodes of Ferris and foster-son, Asa Lane, of near Canton, Ill.; her aged father, W. H. Duffie and one sister, Mrs. May Miller of Fountain Green; three brothers, Clem of Ftn. Green; Ed of LaHarpe, John of Green Acres, Wash.; three grandchildren, Mary Helen, Lee Roy and Bonnie Louise Rhodes, of Ferris, besides other relatives and a host of friends.
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